Jodie Comer wins a Tony for her first ever performance on a professional stage

Jodie Comer wins a Tony Award for best lead actress for her first-ever professional stage performance.

Who is she: Jodie Comer is a 30-year-old British actress known for her work in Killing Eve, My Mad Fat Diary, Free Guy, and The Last Duel.
* She played the lead role in Suzie Miller’s critically acclaimed play, Prima Facie, on Broadway.

The big deal: Comer’s portrayal of Tessa, a lawyer defending men accused of sexual assault who becomes a victim herself, marked her debut on a professional stage.
* She received high praise for her performance, which critics called a tour de force.

What’s she saying: Comer thanked director Justin Martin and playwright Suzie Miller in her acceptance speech during the Tony Awards.
* In an interview with NPR, she discussed the physical experience of acting in the play and the power of how the assault scene is depicted.

What’s next: Comer will continue her role in Prima Facie through July 2.

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